I had a good legstretch today. Got the bus to Churston (near Brixham) then walked to beautiful Elberry Cove before heading back inland, following the Greenway Walk to Agatha Christie’s Greenway House. Ferry across to Dittisham (very nice ferryman quietly took boat past the seal hanging out on a pontoon) & then along the Dart Valley Trail to Dartmouth, & my bus home. About 11 miles in all. Back in front of a computer tomorrow so glad to make the most of the ☀️.
#Walking #Devon #GetOutside
Iconic historic Exmoor signposts get new lease of life
Nigel Farage wants to know if it has a blue cover.
We are delighted to welcome back The Kings Arms in Georgeham!
The traditional pub the heart of the picture postcard village of Georgeham, is bursting with character. In 2022, The Kings Arms were awarded a Gold award in the Food & Drink Devon Awards. On the menus you will find classic pub dishes that have been lovingly re-imagined, alongside dishes that feel more at home in a restaurant.
The #ExFF24 offer will soon be available via our website.
Another Northampton visit then a long drive south to a #HouseSit in #Torquay, to look after Ted, the cutest rescue pup. Faded Victorian grandeur mixed with modern sailing chic, we loved the town vibe. Between bouts of rain we visited parks in Paignton for long walks. One morning we took a ferry to Brixham to visit their sea pool but mistimed the tides (it was empty) so Nicky had a #wildswim off a pebble beach as I watched with Ted, enjoying her 5th swim & 3rd cold water dip of the trip. #Devon
Browsing recent articles in the academic journal #UrbanHistory. This #openAccess one by Kate Osborne looks fun: "Bells and whistles: listening between the lines in sixteenth-century #Exeter". https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/urban-history/article/bells-and-whistles-listening-between-the-lines-in-sixteenthcentury-exeter/07C5E8200F7B4FDE539C3589E4828CB0 #Soundscape #Devon #BellRinging #Bells #16thCentury #SixteenthCentury #EnglishHistory
“View up from the Watersmeet Trail, Lynmouth, Devon.”
Image Processed with #RNIAero — Kodak Aerochrome: Infared Film.
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Most debate about rail services is focussed on urban and long distance routes, but rail also has a role in rural transport networks.
Two years ago the #Exeter - #Okehampton line (#Devon, UK) reopened, and now provides an hourly 7-day service. Over half a million journeys have been made. Okehampton has become a hub for bus-rail connections and kiss-and-ride, extending the benefits of the rail service over a wide area of north Devon and Cornwall.
There is still time to join the 2024 Exmoor Food Fest with a 20% discount!
But you need be quick, the coupon code is expiring soon.
Take part in the 9th Exmoor Food Fest and join celebrating Exmoor's best hospitality throughout February 2024. Create a special offer (or two), host a Taste Exmoor event, and work with other Exmoor based chefs.
This is what the River Dart looks like this week. You can see the town of Totnes, nestling in the valley in the middle distance, and the hills of Dartmoor in the far distance.
The river is tidal as far upstream as Totnes, and I especially like this meandering section, with its reed-covered marshland.
I'm also particularly taken with the 'painterly' sky in this shot.
The tar barrels at Ottery Saint Mary are one crazy way to rage against dark November
Locals set fire to barrels and then run through the assembled crowds to everyone's enjoyment. I didn't spot a Wicker Man, so all good 👍